Ahh the typical racing game… how boring!!! But what Midway shows you, if you just add water, you can get something exciting. True… HydroThunder was not a big hit with me in the arcades, mainly because it was a dollar a pop. It’s nice to see that a pretty much identical version can be had for significantly less money. I’d say it’s 100 times less than the price of a deluxe coin-op.
The easiest way to describe Ready 2 Rumble is by calling it the Mike Tyson’s Punch Out of the 90’s. It’s a cartoon-like boxer meant to be more than a little silly. If that’s what you’re looking for, then this game deliverers. It’s nothing but non-stop, mindless punch-fest. Ready 2 Rumble is one of those games where you can vent some stress after a hard day.
Let’s get something straight right now. I consider Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter the best fighting series ever. Everything else is just a wanna-be. With that said, I also have to admit that Mortal Kombat Gold is not terribly exciting.
In a bigger fight than Street Fighter II vs. Mortal Kombat, there’s been the mascot war of Nintendo vs. Sega – Mario vs. Sonic. For those of you that have experienced what Mario has done for the Nintendo 64, it should be no surprise to see Sonic making a release date debut for the Dreamcast.